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Biden’s Infrastructure Package Is Designed to Boost Unions

As reported by Kate Davidson and Amara Omeokwe for The Wall Street Journal President Biden’s $2.3 trillion plan to invest in infrastructure, clean energy and caregiving over the coming decade would be a boon for construction workers, truck drivers, electricians and home health aides. Both critics and supporters of the initiative say it will also […]

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President Biden’s American Jobs Plan: Visionary leadership working families have been waiting for

Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the 33 union Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, a $2 trillion proposal for investing in infrastructure, tackling climate change, and making America more equitable: “President Biden’s American Jobs Plan would make generational investments in our nation’s transportation system, and […]

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Unlikely alliances push for action on infrastructure, but will they last?

As reported by Kate Ackley and Jessica Wehrman for Roll Call As President Joe Biden lays out a multitrillion-dollar plan Wednesday in Pittsburgh to remake the nation’s infrastructure, lobbying interests across sectors and spanning the ideological spectrum are forming tenuous alliances to prod Congress to act. The debate is expected to dominate the K Street […]

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Labor to DOT: Scrap Trump administration’s automated vehicles plan

As Reported by John Gallagher for Freightwaves Two prominent labor unions want the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to reject the Trump administration’s automated vehicle (AV) strategy for relying too much on the viewpoint from industry without enough attention paid to potential damage to worker safety and jobs. The 38-page Automated Vehicles Comprehensive Plan (AVCP), […]

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‘It’s Going to End Up Like Boeing’: How Freight Rail Is Courting Catastrophe

As reported by Aaron Gordon for Vice Just before 5 a.m. on August 2, 2017, Alice Murray was fast asleep when her entire house shook, almost as if a freight train had crashed into the block, she told the Cumberland Times-News. That’s exactly what happened. About 30 yards away, just off Cleveland Street in Hyndman, […]

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One Year Later: A look at the sacrifices of frontline transportation workers

As our nation pauses to mark the solemn one-year anniversary of this pandemic, we cannot overlook the hardships and pain working families have had to endure to see us through this crisis. We also cannot lose sight of hope.

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Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, Hope for Transportation Workers is on the Horizon

The American Rescue Plan ensures workers will be safe on the job. It gives our cities and states the long overdue support they need. And it offers a blueprint for building a stronger, more just economy out of the wreckage of this pandemic. 

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TTD Applauds Ninth Circuit Court Decision that Prioritizes Freight Rail Safety

Washington, DC — Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Transp. Div. Of Int’l Ass’n-SMART v. FRA that overturns actions by the Trump administration to preempt states from setting their own laws and regulations […]

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Transportation Trades Department Announces Legislative Staff Promotions

Washington, DC — Greg Regan, president of the 33 union Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), announced today the promotions of three members of the TTD team. Matthew Colvin, who joined TTD in 2018, will now serve as Chief of Staff. Colvin most recently served as TTD’s Senior Legislative Representative. Prior to working at TTD, he […]

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Greg Regan, Shari Semelsberger elected new leaders of TTD

Executive Committee unveils award to honor former president Larry Willis Washington, DC – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger were unanimously elected today as President and Secretary-Treasurer, respectively, of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), by the organization’s Executive Committee. Regan started at TTD as a legislative representative in 2011, was elected secretary-treasurer in 2017, and subsequently […]

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